Events

  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 02:00 PM · 64 rsvps
    Vermont State House Lawn in Montpelier, VT

    (7/29) Our Lives are On the Line Rally - Montpelier

    OnTheLine_FBTW_7.11_1_(1).jpgThanks to the tireless efforts of thousands of Vermonters and folks across the country, the resistance to the national GOP’s efforts to destroy healthcare won a temporary success.

    Through our calls, letters, public events and town halls, direct actions in Washington, DC, and the sharing of health care stories, we mobilized a massive opposition to the GOP health care agenda.

    As a result, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had to abandon his Better Care Reconciliation Act that would strip health care from 22 million Americans, with tremendous fallout for the health and well-being of tens of thousands of Vermonters.

    Despite this success, the fight is far from over and our lives are still on the line! McConnell, GOP Congressional leaders, and the Trump administration are forging ahead with various schemes to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act and make huge cuts to Medicaid and Medicare in the upcoming budget.

    Now more than ever we must resist any proposals that could harm Vermonters (and folks across the country) through the loss of ACA or Medicaid coverage. Together, we must show elected officials in Vermont (from the State House to Congress) that we are standing up for health care as a human right for all Vermonters and all people.

    To make our voices heard, Women’s March VT and Rights & Democracy (RAD) are joining our national allies, including Health Care for America Now, Planned Parenthood, Our Revolution, and CPD Action, as well as Vermont groups including Justice For All, Vermont Center for Independent Living, Voices for Vermont's Children, Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund, Vermont Gynecology and Peace & Justice Center to send a clear message to the Republicans in Congress: Our Lives are on the Line!

    Join us on Saturday, July 29, on the eve of the anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare being signed into law, at one of two simultaneous rallies: one on the State House lawn in Montpelier and one in Bennington.

    Our events will be part of a national day of action with groups across the country. We will be lifting up the stories of Vermonters who would be impacted by the Republican assault on the ACA, Medicaid, and Medicare. We will demonstrate that here in Vermont we are ready to lead the nation in winning universal, publicly and equitably financed, high-quality health care for all.

    If you have one, bring your three-minute healthcare story to share with the crowd during the speak out portion of the event.

  • Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 02:00 PM · 15 rsvps
    Bennington Station parking lot in Bennington, VT

    (7/29) Our Lives are On the Line Rally - Bennington

    OnTheLine_FBTW_7.11_1_(1).jpgJoin Rights & Democracy and Women's March Vermont for a rally in Bennington to tell Congress and elected officials in Vermont that OUR LIVES ARE ON THE LINE and we will continue to fight against any effort to repeal the ACA and make cuts to Medicaid and Medicare.

    Through the tireless efforts of thousands of Vermonters and folks across the country, the resistance to the national GOP’s efforts to destroy healthcare has won a great success this week.

    We made calls, sent letters, held public events and town halls, staged direct actions in Washington, DC, and in-state congressional offices, and shared the impact of these proposals on our families, our friends, and our neighbors.

    As a result, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had to temporarily abandon his Better Care Reconciliation Act that would strip health care from 22 million Americans, with tremendous fallout for the health and well-being of tens of thousands of Vermonters. But, Tuesday's vote on a motion to proceed means that this bill is revived - AGAIN - and will come up next week for a full vote in the Senate.

    This means that the fight is far from over and our lives are still on the line! McConnell, GOP Congressional leaders, and the Trump administration have promised to forge ahead with various schemes to repeal or undermine the Affordable Care Act, make huge cuts to Medicaid and Medicare in the upcoming budget.

    Now more than ever we must resist any proposals that could harm Vermonters (and folks across the country) through the loss of Medicaid coverage (both basic Medicaid and the expansion under the ACA). Together, we must show elected officials in Vermont (from the State House to Congress) that we are standing up for health care as a human right for all Vermonters and all people.

    To make our voices heard, Women’s March VT and Rights & Democracy (RAD) are joining our national allies, including Health Care for America Now, Planned Parenthood, Our Revolution, and CPD Action, to send a clear message to the Republicans in Congress: Our Lives Are On The Line!

    On July 29, on the eve of the anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare being signed into law, we will hold two simultaneous rallies: one on the State House lawn in Montpelier and one in Bennington. Our events will be part of a national day of action with groups across the country.

    We will be lifting up the stories of Vermonters who would be impacted by the Republican assault on the ACA, Medicaid, and Medicare.

    We will demonstrate that here in Vermont we are ready to lead the nation in winning universal, publicly and equitably financed, high-quality health care for all.

  • Saturday, August 05, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    Old Labor Hall, Barre

    (8/5) Barre Democracy Summer Town Hall

    RAD_summer2017_logo.pngThe spring 2017 legislative session in Vermont lacked both a rejection of the Trump agenda and a bold vision for the state we seek to build.  As grassroots leaders, starting with RAD’s People’s Agenda Rally on January 4, we have seen and participated in many rallies and marches in opposition to toxic legislation and in support of legislation that would support us and our communities. But, it is time to take our work to the next level.

    Looking toward the 2018 session, as well as next years spring and fall elections, it is critical that we continue to build momentum over this summer and fall, organizing, training, and bringing people together to take action on issues in our local communities and to build leadership in our collective movement for progressive change.

    Join your neighbors, RAD Leaders and Legislators to advance our movement to win:

    • Economic Justice - Pressure Governor Scott to not veto $15 & Paid Family & Medical Leave in 2018 and build constituent support in swing legislators’ districts on those issues

    • Healthcare Justice - Articulate the need to resist the GOP healthcare agenda at the federal level (and the cuts that would result in VT), pressure Governor Phil Scott who has failed to take a stand for Vermonters healthcare, and, most importantly, loudly call for equitably and publicly financed, single-payer healthcare (Act 48) in our state.

    • Environmental Justice (Energy Democracy + Clean Water) - Advance the conversation around how we move toward a 100% renewable energy economy while maintaining local autonomy and democracy participation in shaping our energy systems.  Build campaigns to push for better stormwater systems and require municipalities to immediately notify the public in the case of any new drinking water violations.  

  • Sunday, August 06, 2017 at 01:00 PM
    Champlain Senior Center (241 N Winooski Ave, Burlington VT)

    RAD Member Training on Structural Oppression

  • Monday, August 07, 2017 at 07:00 PM
    Champlain Senior Center (241 N Winooski Ave, Burlington VT)

    RAD Member Training on Research Visits & Issue Campaign Planning

  • Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM · 3 rsvps

    (8/19) Rutland Democracy Summer Town Hall

    RAD_summer2017_logo.pngThe spring 2017 legislative session in Vermont lacked both a rejection of the Trump agenda and a bold vision for the state we seek to build.  As grassroots leaders, starting with RAD’s People’s Agenda Rally on January 4, we have seen and participated in many rallies and marches in opposition to toxic legislation and in support of legislation that would support us and our communities. But, it is time to take our work to the next level.

    Looking toward the 2018 session, as well as next years spring and fall elections, it is critical that we continue to build momentum over this summer and fall, organizing, training, and bringing people together to take action on issues in our local communities and to build leadership in our collective movement for progressive change.

    Join your neighbors, RAD Leaders and Legislators to advance our movement to win:

    • Economic Justice - Pressure Governor Scott to not veto $15 & Paid Family & Medical Leave in 2018 and build constituent support in swing legislators’ districts on those issues

    • Healthcare Justice - Articulate the need to resist the GOP healthcare agenda at the federal level (and the cuts that would result in VT), pressure Governor Phil Scott who has failed to take a stand for Vermonters healthcare, and, most importantly, loudly call for equitably and publicly financed, single-payer healthcare (Act 48) in our state.

    • Environmental Justice (Energy Democracy + Clean Water) - Advance the conversation around how we move toward a 100% renewable energy economy while maintaining local autonomy and democracy participation in shaping our energy systems.  Build campaigns to push for better stormwater systems and require municipalities to immediately notify the public in the case of any new drinking water violations.  

  • Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    TBD in St. Albans, VT

    (8/19) St. Albans Democracy Summer Town Hall

    The spring 2017 legislative session in Vermont lacked both a rejection of the Trump agenda and a bold vision for the state we seek to build.  As grassroots leaders, starting with RAD’s People’s Agenda Rally on January 4, we have seen and participated in many rallies and marches in opposition to toxic legislation and in support of legislation that would support us and our communities. But it is time to take our work to the next level. RAD_summer2017_logo.png

    Looking toward the 2018 session, as well as next years spring and fall elections, it is critical that we continue to build momentum over this summer and fall, organizing, training, and bringing people together to take action on issues in our local communities and to build leadership in our collective movement for progressive change.

    Join your neighbors, RAD Leaders and Legislators to advance our movement to win:

    • Economic Justice - Pressure Governor Scott to not veto $15 & Paid Family & Medical Leave in 2018 and build constituent support in swing legislators’ districts on those issues

    • Healthcare Justice - Articulate the need to resist the GOP healthcare agenda at the federal level (and the cuts that would result in VT), pressure Governor Phil Scott who has failed to take a stand for Vermonters healthcare, and, most importantly, loudly call for equitably and publicly financed, single-payer healthcare (Act 48) in our state.

    • Environmental Justice (Energy Democracy + Clean Water) - Advance the conversation around how we move toward a 100% renewable energy economy while maintaining local autonomy and democracy participation in shaping our energy systems.  Build campaigns to push for better stormwater systems and require municipalities to immediately notify the public in the case of any new drinking water violations.  

  • Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Bennington (venue tbd) in Bennington, VT

    (8/19) Bennington Democracy Summer Town Hall

    The spring 2017 legislative session in Vermont lacked both a rejection of the Trump agenda and a bold vision for the state we seekRAD_summer2017_logo.png to build.  As grassroots leaders, starting with RAD’s People’s Agenda Rally on January 4, we have seen and participated in many rallies and marches in opposition to toxic legislation and in support of legislation that would support us and our communities. But, it is time to take our work to the next level.

    Looking toward the 2018 session, as well as next years spring and fall elections, it is critical that we continue to build momentum over this summer and fall, organizing, training, and bringing people together to take action on issues in our local communities and to build leadership in our collective movement for progressive change.

    Join your neighbors, RAD Leaders and Legislators to advance our movement to win:

    • Economic Justice - Pressure Governor Scott to not veto $15 & Paid Family & Medical Leave in 2018 and build constituent support in swing legislators’ districts on those issues

    • Healthcare Justice - Articulate the need to resist the GOP healthcare agenda at the federal level (and the cuts that would result in VT), pressure Governor Phil Scott who has failed to take a stand for Vermonters healthcare, and, most importantly, loudly call for equitably and publicly financed, single-payer healthcare (Act 48) in our state.

    • Environmental Justice (Energy Democracy + Clean Water) - Advance the conversation around how we move toward a 100% renewable energy economy while maintaining local autonomy and democracy participation in shaping our energy systems.  Build campaigns to push for better stormwater systems and require municipalities to immediately notify the public in the case of any new drinking water violations.  

     

     

     

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 09:30 AM · 6 rsvps
    Montpelier (venue tbd)

    Fall 2017 Daylong Organizing Training

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    RAD Leaders - Join our Organizing Director Maria Fitzsimmons and Political Engagement Director Isaac Grimm for a Daylong Organizing training on Power, Self-interest, and One on Ones.  

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